Annual wellness exams are an important way to ensure that your pet bird has a clean bill of health. During your bird’s wellness exam at Baldwin Animal Hospital, we will carefully examine your bird for signs of potential health issues. These visits also give owners an opportunity to address any concerns and ask us questions about your bird’s well-being.
In addition to a variety of illnesses that are unique to birds, they can develop many of the same medical conditions that dogs and cats develop. However, birds are notorious for masking signs of illness, adding to the challenge of making a diagnosis. That’s why it’s important to look for strange behavior or other signs of trouble. For example, a sick bird may spread out their feathers or sit silently at the bottom of the cage with their eyes closed. Other signs of a medical problem include weight loss, weight gain, a change in the consistency, frequency, or color of droppings as well as sneezing, coughing, blocked nostrils, labored breathing, and a crusty beak or eyes.
If you notice any signs of illness in your pet, please contact us right away. Our veterinarians and staff are highly skilled at treating and caring for avian and exotic pets and are pleased to be able to offer care and guidance. Call us today to schedule an annual wellness exam for your pet bird.
Rabbits, ferrets, reptiles, and other exotic pets need veterinary care too! Don’t wait until there are signs of illness to schedule their first wellness exam. The annual wellness exam at Baldwin Animal Hospital gives us the opportunity to ensure that your pet is healthy and establishes a baseline record of your pet’s health for future reference. An annual exam is also the perfect time to have one-on-one time with us, so we can answer all of your questions and concerns regarding your exotic or pocket pet. If you have acquired an exotic pet or small mammal, we recommend that you bring your new pet to see us within one to two weeks after purchase. This lets us check their current health condition and discuss tips for proper home care. Be sure to feed your new pet the same food as you were given at the time of purchase, and we can discuss your pet's future nutritional needs during your first visit.
During the exam, your pet will receive:
Please call us right away if your pet is exhibiting signs of illness or injury. It may be an emergency situation for your pet.
Our veterinarians and staff are highly skilled at treating exotic pets and small animals. Call us today to schedule a wellness exam for your pet, or if you have any questions regarding your pet’s health.